Laguna Grande Beach

Laguna Grande, which means Large Lagoon, is situated on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic in Semana. The beach, though beautiful, is in a section of town that is minimally populated and as such often remains uncrowded.

Located in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 1.8 miles east-northeast of El Juncal, Laguna Grande Beach is on the North East edge of Hispaniola. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider going off the beaten path to Laguna Grande Beach.

How to Access The Beach

Set along Highway 5, you need but only pull off the road and park amongst the trees to access Laguna Grande Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tan sands and blue-green waters typify Laguna Grande.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Laguna Grande Beach provides a calm and tranquil getaway, due to the fact that the surrounding region won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Cabrera's Central Park, which is 14 miles away.

Historical attractions like Parroquia de Samana provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Laguna Grande Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Dominican Republic's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is 39 miles from this site of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Laguna Grande Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cabrera's Central Park Park 14.0 N Hispaniola
Casa De Artesanaa La Santiaguera Art Gallery 19.0 SW Hispaniola
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 19.1 NW Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 21.2 NW Hispaniola
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 28.2 W Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The nearest section on Hispaniola to Laguna Grande Beach is El Juncal. This interesting part of Hispaniola is only a mile and a half from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. El Juncal is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of the Dominican Republic's popular resorts lining this beach, though if you're trying to dodge hoards of travelers, the lack of places to stay will be welcomed.


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Panadería Guarino. The restaurant is not very far off, so a short taxi ride is a convenient way to get there.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Laguna Grande Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Panadería Guarino (809) 584-2748 -- -- 4.7 mi. SSE
Rincón Español (809) 584-7716 Spanish -- 4.8 mi. SSE
Restaurante Nicol (809) 584-2176 Latin American Very Casual 4.8 mi. SSE
Cafeteraa Angela (809) 584-3015 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Aris Vladimir (809) 584-2792 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Comedor Nany Delicias (809) 584-2585 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Rinca3n De Nino (809) 584-1327 -- -- -- --
Cafeteria Comedor Los Hilarios (809) 584-3429 -- -- -- --
Luis Tostada (809) 584-3174 -- -- -- --
Mundo Pizza (809) 584-1991 Italian -- -- --
Pizza 2 Go (809) 584-2293 Italian -- -- --
Primitivo (809) 584-3621 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Laguna Grande Beach on Hispaniola.

Another location you might enjoy is Bonita Beach, situated definitely within a car's reach of the shore. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that La Entrada Beach is just right. It's found seven miles to the north.

Travelers may also want to consider Gringo Beach, located seven miles to the south-southeast.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but taking a swim at Laguna Grande Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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